Are there alternatives to addressing the budget shortfall through cuts alone?

The City of San Rafael recently commissioned a survey of local residents that measured 64% support for increasing the local sales tax rate to help preserve city services. On July 20, 2020, the San Rafael City Council unanimously voted to place a measure on the November ballot that would increase the local sales tax rate by one-quarter percent, for nine years, to generate $3.4 million per year of locally controlled funding for city services.

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